Guest Post – My Top Literary Influences by Monique Snyman

I’m delighted to welcome fellow Rainstorm Press writer and author of  ‘Enticed’, Monique Snyman, on the blog today to share the literary influences that have shaped her career.

My love affair with books started when I was very young, but I’ve never stopped to think about what actually influenced my career until Jane asked me to drop in.  Since then I’ve raked my brain for something exciting and profound to share, but what I figured out about my literary influences seems rather mundane in comparison to what other authors might have to say.  Nevertheless, we all have our unique beginnings, and no matter how boring it sounds, I’m proud to say that the following is where it all started:

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Anthology Release – Through the Eyes of a Storm

Well, I must preface this post with an apology. I’m a little behind the curve on this one as the book was actually released last week but hey, what’s a few days amongst friends? Yes, the long awaited anthology of Rainstorm Press authors’ shorties is finally here, and we’ve already received our first review on … Read More →

My Second Year in Publishing

I was going to call this post, ‘My Second Year as an Author’, but it seems to me that there is so much more to this business than writing stories that this somehow felt more appropriate.

This month marks two years since I received my first book contract from Rainstorm Press. Any of you that have followed the blog for a while may remember that this time last year I shared my first twelve months experience with you: the offer, the editing, cover art, launch, my baby steps into social media, and subsequent signings and events.  So, what has this year brought?

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Cover Art Reveal – Through the Eyes of a Storm!

Finally, the cover art has been revealed for the Rainstorm Press author anthology, Through the Eyes of a Storm. I’m delighted that my shortie, After the Rain, will be included in this anthology and honoured to appear alongside such talents as Tammy Maas, Susan Dorsey, Tommy B Smith and Sakina Murdock. Here’s what Rainstorm had … Read More →